A mixed feeling, something in between physical fear and aristocratic despice is inevitable, when one lives in fragile Venice and a menacing brutal monster enters the Canal Grande, offering the narrow strees and the delicate mosaics that pave its churches and palaces to the newly enriched masses of global tourism.Read more
Per aver ricordato l’europeismo di De Gasperi in contrapposizione agli entusiasmi mediterranei di Fanfani sono stato accusato, in un recente ed importante incontro italo-russo, di conoscere troppo a fondo la storia del mio paese. E anche se non mi pare un’accusa veramente infamante, ho dovuto ammettere che – di fronte all’ignoranza beota in cui la […]
The new transatlantic row over the rendition of terrorist suspects offers profound cause for public reflection even if, as appears, some European governments would prefer to gloss 2006 over its greyer areas. Immediately before the departure of Condoleeza Rice on her European visit in December the US administration declared the US line would be “we […]
A legendary film, without any exaggeration. Winning 2 Oscars and proving that Francis Ford Coppola was the biggest director of the last 40 years. During the on-going Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a […]
1987, An American Comedy War Film. Set in Saigon during the Vietnam War, Adrian Cronauer, a DJ on Armed Forces Radio Service, proves hugely popular with the troops serving in South Vietnam, but infuriates his superiors. Directed by Barry Levinson, featuring, Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Bruno Kirby, J.T. Walsh.
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There was, in the 1960s, much talk of ‘revolution’, in Italy no less than in France, Germany and the US. All in all, seen with the benefit of hindsight, most of it can be considered more a case of collective infantilism that an explosion of […]